Solar Systems Redding CA
Are you wondering if you should go solar and want to know why you should? Here are the top 10 reasons you should go solar.
You can completely or partially offset your utility bill. On a tiered meter, like PG&Es typical residential rates, a partial offset can save large amounts of money by keeping the usage down in the lower tiers, because as the month goes on with a tiered meter, you pay more and more for you power, based on how much you use. Offsetting half the usage saves substantially more than half the money.If the usage is to be mostly offset, a distinct advantage can be seen with the use of the E6 Time of Use meter.
- 30% Federal Tax Credit
- Various City Rebates (check with your local building department)
You can “freeze” your utility rates where they are by offsetting your power bill fully. PG&E has always raised rates approx. 6.7% annually for decades, but between April ’08 and March ’09, they raised the 2 upper tiers on the E1 meters (standard residential) 21%, drastically affecting large bills.
A solar system silently produces electricity automatically, any time the sun shines on it. Solar modules require no maintenance. A fixed mount solar grid tie system does not ever need maintenance.
Solar trackers require a minute amount of maintenance; a couple of grease fittings that could be serviced once a year.Any solar array can be sprayed off occasionally in high dust or pollen areas.
As of the beginning of 2009, California still produced 16% of its power by burning coal, which produces twice the CO2 as burning natural gas.
- produced approx. 40% of its power by burning natural gas
- produced 12% of its power with renewable energy
- most of the remaining is produced with nuclear power
Because of rising fuel costs and high quality of equipment it pays to install a solar system. Solar modules themselves have no moving parts. We have begun to see more and more public expectations of offsetting personal power consumption.
Top Hat Energy has the experience and knowledge to design systems to match your needs. We have NO agreements with manufacturers or distributors that cause us to push their product when it’s not the best fit for you or the best decision.
We aren’t forced to cram your needs into some package sold to us by a product distributor, or combine them to add up to the right size for you, because we have the experience and training to use the specs offered by the manufacturers of the products to lay out a system according to the parameters of the equipment that you want to use. A design made for you specifically will generally be the most economical and efficient. With a custom design, a nice looking solar layout can be achieved.
We are easy to contact with questions, and willing to explain our answers. We will do all the paperwork involved with the job:
- City or county permit application
- Utility interconnect application
- Rebate reservation application
- Rebate claim forms
We honestly communicate with you regarding the projected system performance.